The day the dark knights take Lexi’s father in front of her is the day her life begins.
She stands there unable to do anything to stop the horrific event from unfolding, but in that moment, Lexi has no idea that her entire world has just shifted off its axis. Her journey begins simply enough, she wants her father back, but the discovery of a much bigger universe than she realized, mixed with new friends, and a prophecy of a lost queen soon comes to rest on her shoulders… and then there’s Gemini. A man she feels inside her, his words echo in her head.
But for now, all of that has to wait, because Lexi is going to save her father. No matter what.
In a world where betrayal and heartache are the currency of the day, and treachery lies in every shadow, Lexi Corazón will defy everything, risk anything, to rescue her father from the dark knights. Secrets unravel, a greater mystery forms, and a love deep enough to bring light back to the hidden realms is found while chasing stardust through the galaxy.
I’ll forever remember the look in my mother’s eyes the last time I saw her… right before the explosion took her from me forever.
If I’m truthful, it’s haunted me all of my life. It’s been almost fifteen years now, but when I close my eyes at night, it’s all I see.
I never tell anyone. I let them all think I’m fine.
But I’m not.
How can you be after something like that?
I know my dad’s not okay either, but he never talks about her. Sometimes, though, when he thinks I’m not around, I hear him talking to her as if she were still here. I see the sadness in his eyes and wonder if other people recognize that same hollowness behind the brown in my eyes.
It’s like I’m chained to it.
I can never get away.
Everything can be wonderful, I can be hanging out with Jace and Ariana, laughing over some dumb thing and then all of a sudden, there it is again, her face, the explosion, that color of red-orange mixed with black, and that sound of our house being torn off its foundation as the blast rolls through every piece of furniture, every floorboard, every window, until there was nothing left but the hole in the floor that my mother shoved me down into that fateful night. Saving my life, but at the cost of her own.
I was five.
And I was forever changed.
My name is Lexi Corazón, I’m nineteen, and I’m writing this to leave some kind of record. Someone or something is trying to erase my existence, but this time I’m not hiding in a hole in the floor… I’m fighting back.
Sci-fi, Futuristic, Paranormal, Young Adult